Automating Your SharePoint Online Backups

Any successful infrastructure implementation is incomplete without a proper backup/restore mechanism. A lot of companies are switching over to SharePoint Online. SharePoint Online, though good, is still prone to corruption from human and transmission errors. Data loss during an active session can result in a dysfunctional or error-riddled SharePoint environment.

While it is critical to have a well-defined and scheduled backup mechanism for offloading your SharePoint Online data to a local file system, the existing manual approach available from Microsoft has three major disadvantages:

Manual tasks are error-prone and time-consuming.

Different items need to be saved in different locations.

It lacks an option for scheduled operations.

This interesting article by Jesper details the steps that you need to take while performing manual backups of your SharePoint Online system.

Luckily for you, you don’t need to feel this manual operation’s pain. The experts at dSHIFT have long recognized the need for a better option and developed a fully automated mechanism to take regular backups of your SharePoint Online system with ease, enabling you to implement a scheduled disaster recovery plan with a few clicks.

Unlike many other tools on the market, the dSHIFT Migrator for SharePoint Online does not require that you buy two different tools for migrations and backups. Instead, a single application provides both types of functionality. You can easily migrate your data from your existing on-premises SharePoint environment to SharePoint Online, and you can also make regular backups of your SharePoint Online data and store it safely on your local file system.
You can call us for a product demo at +1 (949) 419 – 6466 or email us at for further details.

For more articles on Sharepoint backups click here.

free sharepoint training

SharePoint Online FREE Training

JOIN a FREE SharePoint Video Course (3 Part Video Series)


Bijay Kumar

I am Bijay from Odisha, India. Currently working in my own venture TSInfo Technologies in Bangalore, India. I am Microsoft Office Servers and Services (SharePoint) MVP (5 times). I works in SharePoint 2016/2013/2010, SharePoint Online Office 365 etc. Check out My MVP Profile.. I also run popular SharePoint web site